Lion deaths in the Gir National Park
May 14, 2009 12:08am CST
By October 2005 from the time I visited Sasan Gir National park and Sanctuary, famous for being one of the few only habitats of Asiatic lions left, Seven lions died in mysterious conditions. One particular incident which came in the news was particularly gruesome. www.asiatic-lion.org/news/news-0511.html Many more death reports followed this particular news report. And government is still in denial. No one knows now exactly how many of them are alive. Or what their actuall numbers are. If we are not careful, soon from being restricted to only Sasan Gir Sanctuary, the great Asiatic Lions would soon be extinct or only found in captivity. Which would be an absolute shame. Why are we so insensitive to animals? People who justify killing forget that we, the humans have intruded into their territory and reduced their natural prey. What do you expect, that these carnivores will just go and sit in some corner of the ever reducing habitat. There have been cases where the lions have died due to negligence of the authorities. Read the following news report. www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/open-wells-being-covered-to-save-asiatic-lions-in-gir_10041994.html What do you make of these lion deaths? Is it poaching or pure negligence on part of the authorities? Or are we as humans just become intolerant and selfish?
14 May 09
It is a pathetic picture of our administration.It angers to see the callous nature of the concerned officials hell bent on lying and trying to save their skins only.And for that matter could you please pin point one area where the officials are devoted and do their work immaculately.I just wonder at times how this nation is able to survive this far with this kind of leaders and officials.It is a great miracle and the greatest puzzle.
14 May 09
I agree. It is a shame that we young people still dont do anything about it. I mean at least we can vote. We can make use of the 49/0 right which has been given to us by the constitution. But we dont even vote, forget about thinking of getting good people into politics and improving our nation's future.
25 Apr 10
I feel sad about the conditions of the lions in the only habitat which has these species. But the case is with all the species in India. Let that be the Bengal Tiger, the Dromedary Camels of India or many such species exclusively found in the region coming in India. Its a shame we cant protect the animals.